The Fargo Police Department has made changes aimed at getting more officers on the street when they are needed the most.

The Fargo Police Department has made changes aimed at getting more officers on the street when they are needed the most.

The department is in a month into a patrol shift change that's also aimed at shortening response times and boosting officer safety. KFGO-AM reports the change comes as the police department set a record for calls in 2016.?

Deputy Fargo Police Chief Ross Renner says the department spent time to study data to determine when the overlapping shifts would work best.?

In the past, as few as 10 officers were on the street. Renner says the department now is able to deploy as many as 12 to 28 officers at peak times.

He says the department will evaluate the new police schedule to see if it needs tweaking.